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Chicken and Artichoke Rice Recipe

Chicken and Artichoke Rice is the perfect dinner to whip up any day of the week. Tender and juicy flavorful chicken paired with tender rice and artichoke in every single bite. This artichoke rice is excellent for serving your family or guests; it offers a stunning presentation value. 

If there have ever been two ingredients that work well together, it is chicken and artichokes. Then a sprinkle of pine nuts for crunch, it takes this comforting dish to a whole new level of greatness. 

Chicken and Artichoke Rice - The perfect one-pan weeknight dinner! This Mediterranean-inspired recipe is packed with flavor and super easy.

Easy Chicken Artichoke Rice 

I was looking in the pantry the other night, and new I wanted to try something a bit different with our chicken. Then it was like a lightbulb went off when I saw the jar of artichoke hearts in the pantry! I used to make this dish all the time, and then kind of forgot about it. Well, today I want to share this chicken artichoke recipe with the world, so you too can enjoy the scrumptious flavors. 

Jar Artichokes for Chicken Artichoke Rice 

The jarred artichokes that have been marinated are what you want to use. Marinated artichokes are tender, flavorful, and offer a unique and delicious flavor to the rice. I have tried fresh, and I reach for jarred each time. It just works well with this recipe. If you have a specific brand you enjoy, buy that. Just make sure it is marinated, and you are good to go. 

Best Rice to Use For Chicken Artichoke Rice 

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    I reached for long grain rice. If you opt for a different type of rice like brown rice, or even jasmine rice, you will need to adjust your cook time. Brown rice tends to take longer to cook, so just make sure you monitor the rice through cooking if you don’t use long grain rice for this dish. 

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    Chicken and Artichoke Rice

    Created by Stacie Vaughan
    Servings 4
    Prep Time 15 minutes
    Cook Time 35 minutes
    Total Time 50 minutes
    The perfect one-pan weeknight dinner! This Mediterranean-inspired recipe is packed with flavor and super easy.


    • 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
    • 1 ½ lb boneless skinless chicken thighs cut into 1-inch pieces
    • ½ tsp kosher* salt
    • ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
    • ½ tsp paprika
    • ¼ cup pine nuts
    • 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
    • 1 ½ cups uncooked long grain rice
    • 1 ½ cups canned/bottled marinated quartered artichoke hearts drained and rinsed
    • 1 ½ tbsp Italian or Greek Seasoning
    • 1 ¼ tsp kosher* salt
    • ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
    • 1 tbsp freshly grated lemon peel approx. 1 large lemon
    • juice from the grated lemon divided
    • 3 cups reduced sodium chicken or vegetable broth
    • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley


    • Sprinkle the chicken pieces with ½ tsp. salt, ¼ tsp. freshly ground black pepper and ½ tsp. paprika. Heat 2 tsp. olive oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat – add chicken to the skillet when pan/oil is hot and cook for 3 minutes on each side. Remove from skillet and set aside.
    • Add pine nuts to skillet and gently toast (stirring constantly) over medium heat for 2-3 minutes or until the nuts begin to take on a golden brown color. Add 2 teaspoons olive oil, uncooked rice, artichoke hearts, Italian (or Greek) seasoning, salt, pepper, lemon peel and juice of 1/2 of the lemon and the chicken broth. Add the chicken along with its juices and gently nestle the chicken in to the rice mixture.
    • Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to low and cover tightly. Simmer for 20-25 minutes or until rice is cooked. Sprinkle with the remaining half of the lemon and parsley.


    If using regular (table) salt you will need to reduce the amount of salt by 1/4 teaspoon.


    Serving: 1g | Calories: 498kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 208mg | Sodium: 1297mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g

    The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

    Course Main Dishes
    Cuisine American
    Keyword Chicken and Artichoke Rice

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    1. Your Chicken and Artichoke Rice looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week and come back to see us real soon!
      Miz Helen

    2. Looks like a great recipe. Thanks for joining us at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Shared

    3. Can you substitute rice cauliflower for rice in this recipe?

    4. Liked it, easy recipe and comes together easily.  I will make it again but only use half the lemon the recipe calls  lemon flavor too strong.

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